MCD Election 2017: AAP moves Delhi HC urging EC to use VVPAT machines
A plea was on Tuesday moved in the Delhi High Court by the Aam Aadmi Party seeking a direction to the Election Commission to use VVPAT machines attached to EVMs in the upcoming MCD polls in the national capital.
New Delhi: A plea was on Tuesday moved in the Delhi High Court by the Aam Aadmi Party seeking a direction to the Election Commission to use VVPAT machines attached to EVMs in the upcoming MCD polls in the national capital.
The petition for urgent hearing was mentioned before a bench of acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Anu Malhotra who agreed to hear it on Tuesday itself.
The petition filed by Mohd Tahir Hussain, who is contesting as a councillor in the MCD election, and the Aam Aadmi Party was mentioned by senior advocate Indira Jaising, who urged the court to list the matter for today in view of the recent alleged incidents of EVM manipulation in various states.
The petitioner sought to know why the Delhi state election commission asked for generation one EVMs, which are least secure with minimum security features to conduct MCD election.
They have strongly opposed the use of machines sourced from Rajasthan for the MCD election.
Recently, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had also demanded withdrawal of allegedly tampered EVMs brought from Rajasthan for MCD polls and said only VVPAT equipped voting machines should be used.
Voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) is a method of providing feedback to voters using a ballotless voting system.
No respite for Delhi as moderate rains are expected to lash the city later in the day. The IMD has already issued a yellow and an orange alert for 1 and 2 August respectively.
The DMRC, till Sunday, was running trains with 50 percent seating capacity since 7 June when the services had resumed after a long hiatus
Earlier this week, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had said that governments should take every step to prevent the spread of COVID-19